Star anise is one of the key ingredients in chinese five-spice. We suggest using it as a dry marinade to flavour prawns, white fish, chicken, duck, beef, pork and vegetables. You can add it to Chinese curries, sauces, soups, wet marinades and salad dressings or stir some into rice dishes and stir fries. If you’re looking for something a little different then try using it to flavour fruit salads, pickles and chutneys. The options are endless.